[Distutils] Building an egg from Subversion using zc.buildout

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Jan 29 12:35:52 CET 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 10:01 PM 1/28/2007 +0000, Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> I found myself searching for this very thing, and couldn't find a way to
>> do it with zc.buildout. Listing an svn URL in the 'eggs' section gave a
>> syntax error (with or without the #egg=Foo-dev bit). Listing the svn URL
>> in 'find-links' didn't work either.
> Hm.  easy_install accepts svn: URLs in --find-links as long as they have 
> the #egg part, so that sounds like a problem with zc.buildout.

buildout uses setuptools.package_index.PackageIndex to find and download
distributions. Does that support svn urls?


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